Exhibition, Leopoldskazerne, Ghent, June 2009

Using space, in a broad sense, as a starting point …
… creating various perspectives of expanded-scapes.
Looking for articulations between each others works…
… becoming part of the space and off the space.

Showing new site-specific artworks produced by Threeplusone, Expanded-Scapes makes reference on a broaden scale to an extended structure without limits. The dialogue between image and place was the common approach. From this starting point, each artist could develop his/her own perception of expanded-scapes, seen as fragmented, generic, mental or imaginary spaces.

“the grass is always…”, installation by Jimena Kato Murakami
“untitled”, mixed media installation by Juan Duque

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Jimena Kato Murakami
took this exhibition as an opportunity to continue working with site-specific installations using text. A practice she has already tapped in previous works.”the grass is always…” a popular phrase indicating our eternal dissatisfaction with what we have, is written on both sides of the same wall separating the room in two identical halves, creating a “mise-en-abime” for the viewer while discovering the whole space. The use of different tones of green (valley and pistacchio) emphasizes it.

“A point of view”, video and sound-scape;
“Fragments”, photographs by Hallveig Ágústsdóttir
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Hallveig Ágústsdóttir created a new series of photographs, video and sound-scape from within the exhibition space by an abstracted view, transformation and expansion of movement, light and colours.  Thus exploring and expressing the potentials of her own immediate environment.

“Fragments”, photographs by Hallveig Ágústsdóttir
“untitled”, mixed media installation by Juan Duque

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Juan Duque has presented two installations and an assemblage. In these works the rational grid of the floor was mapped, extended and confronted with organic actions (oil droppings). The clash between these two patterns was the imaginary suggestion and physical support for different landscape drawings. The applied oil (an ephemeral action) has been constantly evaporating leaving a diffuse stain on the site.

“Generic”, mural painting, pigment on paper by Marie-Laure Delaby
“Fragments”, photographs by Hallveig Ágústsdóttir

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Marie-Laure Delaby has shown her recent works on generic spaces. Using maps and construction sites as underlying ground-works of the generic template, she creates improbable spaces where imaginary flows (circulation, communication, economic exchange) are the only inhabitants.
More images of Generic here!

“One day”, assemblage by Juan Duque
“Fragments”, photographs by Hallveig Ágústsdóttir

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“the grass is always…”, installation by Jimena Kato Murakami
“Generic”, pigment on paper by Marie-Laure Delaby

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“untitled”, installation by Juan Duque
“Fragments”, photographs by Hallveig Ágústsdóttir

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More images of Expanded-Scapes here!